I haven't been on much but I know some of you will remember Boudreaux. This past Wednesday he was laying on the living room floor and my 4 year old climbed onto his back. I guess he didn't want that and turned to snap at him. Caught Zac in the face warranting 3 stitches in the cheek and puncturing both cheeks in 3 different places.
Hubby and I weren't home, 17yo sis was there and said he didn't snarl, growl or anything and went right to his bed afterwards. *sigh* Nonetheless, I can't chance it again. I am brokenhearted. Boudreaux needs rehomed to a home with older children, that can understand NOT to climb on him. This isn't the first time he's snapped at Zac, just the first time he's really made contact. If anyone here on the board know a really good home, that preferrably has experience with Mastiffs let me know. I will be taking him back to (breeder) on Valentine's Day which is also his 3rd birthday. ***UPDATE***
We made the decision to work with Boudreaux and Zachary together. Since none of us believe the snap was done out of aggression we are opting (I am sure to the displeasure of our parents) not to rehome him. I spoke with the obedience instructor that worked with us and he gave me some ideas and we will be using a muzzle in the evenings while Zachary is awake (5-8pm)for awhile. I think revisiting puppy school a few times would do us good too. Neither of us really want to rehome him. However, if the behavior would ever happen again, even though it would only be strike two...he will still be out.
Thank you for all your support on this. I appreciate my BP family more than you know.